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Gratitude for the Work of a Faithful Servant

31. May 2017

Features, Agency Features, RP Home,

  —Karen Olson

It is a blessing for me to be able to come to work knowing that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of RP Home residents,” wrote William J. “Bill” Weir, RP Home chief financial officer, in 2011. “I cannot think of any better calling where the paths of ministry and business intersect.…In addition to the honor of caring for people in their declining days, there is also satisfaction when we see a resident discharged home following their recovery from a fall, a stroke, or a surgical experience. My prayer each morning as I enter the building is, ‘O God, pour out your provision and protection for the work of the RP Home today.’”

Bill Weir conscientiously performed his duties for 38 years, first as assistant administrator, then nursing home administrator, and finally as chief financial officer. His job descriptions, however, didn’t limit the scope of his service. Whatever need he saw, he met, touching the lives of countless residents, their families, employees, and people in the community. He sought to lead through humility and integrity and by example, working as part of a team.

After Bill retired last September, over 150 RP Home employees, board members, business associates, family, and friends gathered in Wexford, Pa., on Oct. 7 to recognize his dedicated and faithful service. The event, sponsored by the RP Woman’s Association (RPWA) Board, included dinner, music by harpist Samara Egan, and remarks by family members and ...

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